Have you ever wondered when and where the starting line of the first Olympic Games was? Then you should go back 2,800 years and more specifically to 776 BC, in Ancient Olympia. According to mythology, Hercules won a race there and commanded that the race should be repeated every four years.
In this universal place, the Olympic Idea was born, making Olympia a unique universal symbol of peace and competition at the service of virtue. Here, too, prominence was given to the ideals of physical and mental harmony, of noble contest, of how to compete well, of the Sacred Truce: values which remain unchanged in perpetuity.
Arriving there, we will admire one of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece. The Temple of Zeus, the stadium and the Palestra are some of the major stops before you take a path leading to the museum. Both the site and the museum offer a vivid picture of the splendour, the glory and the breadth of a civilisation that gave so much to the world. You’re on the fast track for a time-travelling adventure through history, taking in all the glory of Ancient Greece.